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Learning to Love Myself as the Perfectly Imperfect Parent

  • Posted on: 25 February 2019
  • By: jleff
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The pressure we place upon new mothers—and upon ourselves as new mothers—is outrageous.

Ashley Abeles is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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Why I’m Talking About My Chronic Pain and Why You Should Too

  • Posted on: 22 February 2019
  • By: helen
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I’m often afraid to talk about my struggles with chronic pain. This would mean ripping up the mask––that brave face that I have worked so hard to maintain. My hope is that if I am true and open about my experiences more, a few people might feel less alone
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I’m often afraid to talk about my struggles with chronic pain. This would mean ripping up the mask––that brave face that I have worked so hard to maintain. My hope is that if I am true and open about my experiences more, a few people might feel less alone.

By Ashley Drake

This post is part of HealthyWomens Real Women, Real Stories series.

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Why I Chose to Freeze My Eggs

  • Posted on: 6 February 2019
  • By: jleff
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A woman's choice to freeze her eggs is very personal and reasons and results vary. Here is one woman's story about her experience freezing her eggs for a future pregnancy.

By Lola Banjo

To many, matters regarding fertility and reproductive health are highly personal. People tend to be less open about their experiences, sometimes even with other family members. Minority women, especially, feel ashamed to undergo treatments like egg freezing for fear of being judged.

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Positive Thinking Did Not Heal My Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. Treatment Did.

  • Posted on: 21 January 2019
  • By: jleff
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Hope and positivity did not treat my PMAD. Instead, treatment restored my hope and positivity.

Ashley Abeles is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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How I Discovered Gratitude While Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Posted on: 18 January 2019
  • By: helen
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When you think about life with inflammatory bowel disease, are you able to think beyond the pain and suffering and feel grateful?
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When you think about life with inflammatory bowel disease, are you able to think beyond the pain and suffering and feel grateful?

Natalie Hayden is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation

  • Posted on: 16 January 2019
  • By: jleff
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Is there a right time to go all in or is moderation always the answer?

By Jen Weiss

I admit that I often have an inner conflict. I preach the benefits of moderation as well as simple habits and how they can lead to big results. However sometimes, I want to forget all this and go all in on SOMETHING. I want to drop the moderation and attack a goal with everything I have.

Is there a right time to go all in or is moderation always the answer?

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I'm Letting Myself Shed Tears for My Pain, and That's Okay

  • Posted on: 14 January 2019
  • By: jleff
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It's been six years since my suicide attempt. And I'm letting myself shed tears about it now.

Jaime Sanders is a #teamHealthyWomen Contributor and this post is part of HealthyWomen's Real Women, Real Stories series.

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My Journey From Mom to Caregiver

  • Posted on: 29 October 2018
  • By: jleff
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I never thought my daughter would have cancer. Here is our journey.

By Lynn Clark

When your child is sick, you want to be as close to them as possible. When my daughter, Jennifer, landed in the hospital due to severe abdominal pain, I could not have been farther away. My husband and I were in China, and she was in Philadelphia.

Even though she was 23 years old at the time, had her own place and had a job, she was still my child, and not being there was rough. She was told the pain was due to a cyst on her ovary and was discharged the same day.

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